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Disposing of Ammo?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by TX OMFS, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. TX OMFS

    TX OMFS Right wing nut Lifetime Member

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    I've got some crap .44 mag gun-show ammo that I'm afraid is going to KB my S&W if I keep shooting it. How do I get rid of it? There's probably about 30 rounds.

    The young, inexperienced guy at my LGS just stared at me.
    My brother-in-law recommended a black bag and a random dumpster...:whistling: (PS - I would never do that)
     
  2. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    Re-loads?

    If not, I say shoot them. If not, give them to a re-loader and have him use a bullet puller and check the powder.

    :cool:
     

  3. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    Pull 'em and reload the casings. Get a single stage and learn how starting with those :)
     
  4. RichJ

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    Use them for .22 targets and see what happens.
     
  5. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    I'd pull them. However, there is really no danger in tossing them into the trash.
     
  6. Hummer

    Hummer Big Member

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    Why do you suspect a problem, are they hotter than factory rounds?

    As suggested, give them to a reloader, or send them to me, I reload .44 mag. I'd pull the bullets, measure the powder and tell you what I find... :wavey:
     
  7. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    trash is more than fine.
     
  8. sheriff733

    sheriff733 NRA LIFE MEMBER

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    This is what I do.
     
  9. Adjuster

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    Trash or the local body of water.


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  10. Psychman

    Psychman NRA Life Member

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    buy a 25 buck bullet puller. Separate the componants, dump the powder in your back yard garden, fire the primers in your gun and dump the rest.
     
  11. MulletLoad

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    Check the internet for LA or NY ammo buy back programs. Take and trip and sell it to pay for your trip ;)
     
  12. TX OMFS

    TX OMFS Right wing nut Lifetime Member

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    I would do this^ if their smell didn't nauseate me.

    I know in my head that the trash is probably fine but have a hard time just throwing them in. The body of water idea and/or buying a bullet puller may have merits.

    I bought them years ago from a booth at a gun show. I think the guy reloaded them himself. When I fire them the casings are wedged into the cylinder so tight I have to beat them out (gently) and I've had problems w/ the cylinder not wanting to disengage and swing out of the frame.

    I don't buy ammo from "some guy" ever since this happened.
     
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  13. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Big, educated kitty cat!

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    My puller wasn't even that much but it's a hammer-style.

    Do you know anyone that has a Ruger or TC Contender that may want them? Those two can take massive pressures - much more than a Smith. I'm not saying I would purposly overload rounds for them but they can handle a lot.

    Not that the Smith is weak by any means, mind you...

    If you disassemble the rounds dispose of the powder and fire and dispose of the primers. Once the bullets and power is out you can pop the primers in your gun in your garage or back yard. There is no way to know which primer or powder the person who made the rounds used, so you can't safely reuse it.
     
  14. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Big, educated kitty cat!

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    Yeah, don't shoot any more of those.

    (I read this after posting my previous post).
     
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    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    How many do you have? If it's not too many and you have an outdoor burn pit or drum, well away from the house, you might want to burn them. They'll cook off but the casings burst and the bullet doesn't go anywhere very far or fast. I would not be too close to the fire when they are cooking off.

    Me? I would just throw them in the trash.
     
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  17. JMS

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    If shipping wasn't too expensive I'd send them to him ^^^
     
  18. clint curtis

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    Send it to Chicago, I hear they are running low.
     
  19. Osborne

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    You wouldn't have to worry about a kaboom if you were shooting a ruger and not a smith & Wesson
     
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  20. GlocknSpiehl

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    You could take them to your range. Most ranges I've been to have bins for dud rounds that they usually pull and reload.